1951 International-Harvester L-162 4x4 Stake Bed Truck
- Make: International Harvester
- Model: L 162
- SubModel: L-162 4x4 Stake Bed Truck
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: L-162 4x4 Stake Bed Truck
- Year: 1951
- Mileage: 30,368
- VIN: 10521
- Color: GREEN
- Engine size: 454 BIG BLOCK V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: BLACK
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1951 International Harvester L 162 L-162 4x4 Stake Bed Truck1951 International-Harvester L162 4×4 Stake Bed Truck Description
1951 International-Harvester L-162 4×4 Stake Bed TruckNext-to-last year for L-series trucks All-original metal with patina Southwestern truck with the previous owner of 12 years Adirondack Green exterior with black interior 16,000 GVWR 454 CID V-8 engine Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission Four-wheel-drive with locking hubs Power steering and power disc brakes Functional hydraulic dump bed and corrugated metal steps for easy ingress/egress
International-Harvester trucks are rare enough here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars but we truly found a seldom-seen example with this 1951 International-Harvester L-162 4×4 Stake Bed Truck that has a Chevy big block 454 dropped right in! This big 4×4 truck just looks so aggressive and mean!
Finished in Adirondack Green with an amazing amount of patina that wears so well on this 50’s International, the truck’s paint and trim are in overall satisfactory condition. The one-piece windshield and other panes of glass are in decent order, however this truck has no windshield wipers. Its lights are intact and mostly clear.
The truck’s bodywork is solid and straight and the truck has a functional hydraulic dump bed out back with a new plywood floor. The black front bumper with extra-tall override bar lends a slightly menacing look to the front end. For easy entry/exit, there are corrugated metal steps someone fashioned and installed below the side doors. Other than the corrugated steps, this truck features all original metal, including floorpans and rockers. It rolls on Interco light truck tires, size 37×13.50R18 at all four corners Each tach is wrapped around an aftermarket black-and-silver wheel with a center cap.
In the engine bay is a GM 454 CID V-8 engine with dual exhausts replaces the original inline six-cylinder from the factory. Backing up that big-block motor is a Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission and a transfer case with locking hubs. Driver convenience features include power steering and power disc brakes.
Inside, the black bench seat looks great while the headliner, steering wheel and shift lever are all in satisfactory order. The instrument panel has aftermarket oil pressure, voltage and coolant temp gauges underneath it but the speedometer and the odometer are inoperable. The dash and inner door panels are in satisfactory order. The two-spoke steering wheel, shift lever and steering column are lifted from a late 1970s Chevrolet pickup.
The L-series were totally restyled and re-engineered, with styling characteristics that included a one-piece windshield, two-section rear cab window, broad flat fenders and a wide and flat front-end cap. Single headlamps were flush-mounted into keyhole-shaped recesses with rectangular parking lamps below. The new grille consisted of horizontal bars with 19 vertical slots above. The three outermost vertical blades on each side were shorter. A bright metal strip ran across the lower edge of the nose. The bow had an IHC badge and a chrome molding ran up the center of the hood. A painted, wraparound bumper protected the front.
Competition to this truck in 1951 included Chevrolet’s KS one-ton truck, Dodge’s B-series trucks Ford’s F6 two-ton haulers and GMC’s one-ton hauler.
This truck has been changed into a capable, modern International and should turn heads and generate questions wherever it goes. Come by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and check this classic 4×4 hauler out in person!
This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 30,368 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.Specifications Asking Price: Miles: 30,368 VIN: 10521 Year: 1951 Make: International-Harvester Model: L162 4x4 Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used Options: Engine: 454 CID V-8 Transmission: Four-speed Manual Body: Stake Truck Doors: 2 Stock Number: 180312 Lot Number: Exterior: Adirondack Green Interior: Black